Tracy Lee Stark
Photographer and Multimedia Producer
1 minute read
4 Apr 2019
2:34 pm

PICS: Crocodile captured for relocation at Joburg zoo

Tracy Lee Stark

A crocodile cannot regulate its body temperature and must be kept warm to survive. 

A crocodile is captured to be relocated to a hot house at the Johannesburg zoo, 4 April 2019. Once summer is over the crocodiles are relocated as its metabolism slows down in winter, the crocodiles becomes inactive and don’t eat. A crocodile cannot regulate its body temperature it must be kept warm to survive. In the hot house the temperatures are kept higher with heaters and infrared lights. The crocodiles will remain indoors until the warmer months of Spring. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

A crocodile was captured to be relocated to a hothouse at the Johannesburg zoo on Thursday.

Once summer is over, the crocodiles are relocated as their metabolism slows down in winter, after which the crocodiles become inactive and don’t eat. A crocodile cannot regulate its body temperature and must be kept warm to survive.

In the hothouse, the temperatures are kept higher with heaters and infrared lights. The crocodiles will remain indoors until the warmer months of Spring.

(Pictures by Tracy Lee Stark)

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